Cheesy Beer Batter Bread

"This is a fast recipe that is perfect for those times when you realize you don't have bread in the house. It is a slightly dense loaf that works well with soup, chili, etc. It can be customized in a number of ways - add any variety of cheese and herbs to the dry ingredients before adding the beer. To avoid a bitter aftertaste from the beer, use the lightest bottled brew you can find."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Sift together all of the dry ingredients (flours through salt) into a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the shredded cheese.
  • Add the beer all at once, and stir batter until it just comes together.
  • It will be lumpy.
  • Do not overmix.
  • Transfer to a lightly greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and brush top with melted butter.
  • Bake for 35- 40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Turn out onto a rack, and allow to cool.

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  1. Good bread, easy , perfect with soup. Also good toasted the next day. This recipe is a Keeper.
  2. We love beer bread and my recip-e is very similar to this one. I do not use wholewheat flour - prefer the taste of white, but otherwise very few changes. Also I use sharp cheddar or a Mexican blend mixture for a different taste. Whatever, this bread can be addictive.
  3. Thank you! I made a buttermilk cream of vegetable, cheese & chicken soup for dinner. (Leftovers!) I found this recipe to round it out. I really want to thank you for a guaranteed easy and yummy recipe. The five of us were fighting over the last pieces. This is great. (I made it with Heineken.) I was out of butter so smoothed the top with a little canola oil. Lovely.
  4. This is so good! I usually have a can of beer on hand just to make this bread.
  5. What an easy, quick bread recipe! I made exactly as written, using a Miller Lite beer and without adding any herbs to the batter. The bake time was right on - 35 minutes for my oven. I threw together a compound butter with roasted garlic, fresh oregano and chives that we slathered on the warm bread. It was a great addition to our dinner. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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